Quick-fire reviews

As some of you may have noticed, my project for this month has been a brand new Instagram account! I’ve set up this bookstagram purely to share beautiful images of my books and connect with more people who enjoy reading and may benefit from my reviews.

If you’re interested, please do check it out. You’ll find me at: @beauteaful.reads on Instagram or via the links on my homepage and in the side bar.

With that in mind, here’s my first collaboration post to bring my blog and bookstagrams together!

Today’s bookstack features a selection of the white/cream/beige books that I own. As Britian is currently enjoying (or suffering) a heatwave I thought these crisp, clean covers could make some good summer reads. Here’s some quick-fire reviews and thoughts on those I have included!

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Review: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #3)

Title: King’s Cage

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Pages: 528

Published: 9th February 2017

⭐️ 5 / 5

Book three follows Mare, the Scarlet Guard and the red rebellion, and the silver court. Mare struggles without her power and battles grief whilst alone in a cell. Maven struggles with his power and battles his own grief whilst alone on the throne. Cal struggles amongst changing powers and battles grief whilst alone in a sea of red soldiers. To put it simply, our three mains are balancing angst with being badass.

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Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #2)

Title: Glass Sword

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Pages: 440

Published: 9th February 2016

⭐️ 4 / 5

Glass Sword begins where Red Queen ends with our favourite characters (mostly) speeding off into unchartered territory – in some instances, literally. My favourite part of this novel is the vast amount of world building Victoria has included. This second instalment sees Mare travel into the Lakelands, the Northern Territory of the world we are becoming accustomed to. We also discover much more about Norta which builds on what we’ve already discovered in Red Queen. The underground workings of Mare’s world and the mysterious Scarlet Guard are unravelled further and further as the novel goes on.

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Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #1)

Title: Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Pages: 383

Published: 12th February 2015

⭐️ 4 / 5

On the surface Red Queen is yet another YA novel set in some idea of our future where the world has been overrun by some kind of awful regime. We know the drill, right? Wrong. This book was a game changer for me in the way I think of ‘revolutionary YA fiction.’ Unlike novels such as The Hunger Games, Red Queen takes on a different view. The protagonist does not lead some kind of peasant uprising – she is thrust into the limelight straight into the key family, who figurehead the corrupt establishment and oppressive regime, and is betrothed to one of the Princes. Mare becomes the face of all the bad the regime stands for and must play out her part in the revolution completely under the radar, with her own kind hating her for her seeming betrayal. I absolutely loved it.

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Victoria Aveyard at Waterstones Piccadilly!

Good morning!  Happy Monday (or not…we all have a grudge against this day of the week).  Today I’m going to give you some book-spiration by telling you about the exciting YA event I attended in central London last week.  It’s given me a couple of extras for my TBR (when doesn’t this happen…?) and hopefully you’ll see something you like too.  I have read some of the books I’m about to mention here, and I will post reviews as soon as I can. For those I haven’t read, I will read and review those as quickly as I can. Until then…let’s get on with it!

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